Sentiment Report: Southwest Gas Corp (NYSE:SWX)

July 18, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

 Sentiment Report: Southwest Gas Corp (NYSE:SWX)

Sentiment for Southwest Gas Corp (NYSE:SWX)

Southwest Gas Corp (NYSE:SWX) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2016 Q4. Its down -0.16, from 1.15 in 2016Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 108 institutional investors opened new and increased stock positions, while 109 decreased and sold their stock positions in Southwest Gas Corp. The institutional investors in our partner’s database reported: 36.22 million shares, down from 36.46 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Southwest Gas Corp in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 25 Reduced: 84 Increased: 76 New Position: 32.

Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc., formerly Southwest Gas Corporation, is engaged in the business of purchasing, distributing and transporting natural gas. The company has market cap of $3.71 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: natural gas activities and construction services, which includes the activities of the Company’s subsidiary, Centuri Construction Group, Inc. . It has a 25.53 P/E ratio.

The stock increased 0.32% or $0.25 on July 17, reaching $77.84. About shares traded. Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (NYSE:SWX) has risen 14.20% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.50% the S&P500.

Parametrica Management Ltd holds 1.25% of its portfolio in Southwest Gas Holdings Inc for 16,419 shares. Hennessy Advisors Inc owns 351,317 shares or 0.8% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Convergence Investment Partners Llc has 0.66% invested in the company for 62,755 shares. The New York-based Gabelli Funds Llc has invested 0.61% in the stock. Gamco Investors Inc. Et Al, a New York-based fund reported 946,603 shares.#img1#

Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (NYSE:SWX) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Southwest Gas Corporation’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Southwest Gas Corporation, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $57 while the high is $79. The stock’s average target of $71.33 is -8.36% below today’s ($77.84) share price. SWX was included in 14 notes of analysts from July 24, 2015. Jefferies maintained the shares of SWX in report on Monday, April 3 with “Sell” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by Citigroup. The stock of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (NYSE:SWX) earned “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital on Wednesday, March 30. On Thursday, October 8 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Friday, July 24. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 13 report. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, August 27 by Zacks. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. The stock of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (NYSE:SWX) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 31 by Argus Research. On Thursday, January 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Underperform”.

More notable recent Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (NYSE:SWX) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. Announces Conference Call” on February 22, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings” published on May 08, 2017, Reuters.com published: “BRIEF-Southwest Gas Holdings Q1 earnings per share $1.46” on May 08, 2017. More interesting news about Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (NYSE:SWX) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. to Meet with Equity Analysts in Chicago, IL, and …” published on June 14, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Southwest Gas Holdings, American States Water and …” with publication date: February 09, 2017.

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